The Nation

Is Chinese Militarization Of Pakistan Beginning?

WordForPeace.com By Lawrence sellin According to a December 12, 2017 Urdu-language news site report, during a high-level meeting presumably between Chinese and Pakistani officials held on the last day of the November Chinese Economic Summit in Hong Kong, China offered to train Pakistani security forces to protect both the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects in Pakistan and the Chinese nationals …

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India and Nepal: Cultural, Religious and Spiritual Relations

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi There is an all-inclusive and all-embracing notion of humanism which enhances the composite culture of India and enlarges its ambit of Peace and Non-violence. With the basic concepts of humanism in view, it’s highly important to understand that our countries in South Asia while enjoying their own peculiarities, have imbibed the Rishi-Sufi tradition and composite …

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Pakistan’s own terror brew killing its young army officers, not India

WordForPeace.com By MANU PUBBY Pakistan Army has lost as many young officers along the Western border this year as it lost in 2002 to accidents and shelling from India. New Delhi: The Pakistan Army has been fast losing its young officers to homegrown terror on the Western border, replacing operations on the Indian side as the primary cause for casualties. In …

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India takes the lead in shaping global Net Neutrality principles

WordForPeace.com By NAYANTARA RANGANATHAN  While the US seems to be busy unraveling progressive net neutrality protections passed during the Obama administration, India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is putting down roots for one of the strongest net neutrality frameworks in the world. In a detailed set of recommendations released earlier this week, TRAI does many things: outlines the need …

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Prophecy & the Jihad in the Indian Subcontinent

WordForPeace.com Husain Haqqani Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) are competing with each other for recruitment on the South Asian subcontinent. As has been the case in other regions where radical Islamists have congregated (including Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria), jihadi recruitment in the region covering Pakistan, India and Bangladesh is aided by competing claims of divine …

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Pakistan’s Descent into Religious Intolerance

WordForPeace.com By Farahnaz Ispahani When Pakistan was created in 1947, its secular founding fathers did not speak of an Islamic State. Muhammad Ali Jinnah declared that non-Muslims would be equal citizens in the new country. Reflecting his secular views, Jinnah – himself a Shia – tried to establish a multi-confessional state, and he nominated a Hindu, several Shias and an …

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A ‘Positivist’ Counter-Narrative against Violent Extremism

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Broadly writing on the narrative of countering violence, a young interfaith practitioner and research scholar Mr. Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, has argued that various terms and phrases from the medieval era are instrumentalised to present a dichotomous worldview of ‘us’ versus ‘others’. One of them is dar al-harb (abode of war) and dar al-Islam (abode of …

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Two separate encounters rage in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam and Sopore; five militants killed, one jawan injured

WordForPeace.com Srinagar: Five militants were killed and a para commando of the Indian Army injured on Thursday in two separate gunfights in Kashmir Valley. Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that four terrorists were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Futlipora. Representational image. Sameer Yasir/Firstpost In another gunfight that erupted in north Kashmir Sagipora village of Sopore …

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THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA IN PROMOTING PEACE

WordForPeace.com By David Newton Every great information or communication advance in history has been seen in its time as furthering education a benefit that has certainly proved to be correct. These advances, such as printing, the telegraph, the telephone, the radio, television, the computer, and the internet, however, were in large part also touted as promoting understanding and even peace.  …

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